In these critical times, The Neighborhood Season 3 finds it important to address the elephant in the room!
The Neighborhood Season 3 makers have decided to use the show’s premiere to focus on an important subject that has concerned the nation throughout the fall. The Black Lives Matter movement, raised to deal with the nation’s systemic racism and police misconduct this fall.
The original plot of The Neighborhood
This CBS comedy plot starts with a white Midwestern family as they adjust to moving into a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Pasadena, California. Created by Jim Reynolds, the show has Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan, Tichina Arnold, and Beth Behrs in the lead roles. The first season came out in 2018, the second in 2019, and in May 2020, production announced the third one.
The story revolves around “the nicest guy in Midwest” who moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A., where not everyone is as friendly as them.
What matters exactly will the premiere address?
The opening of the third installment will depict the matter of police brutality. One of the notable characters of the show will be the victim. Cedric believes that this will make the show more intimate for the viewers. He also added, “Like most Black families, when it’s close enough to home, it’s enough to get you nervous. You realize, ‘oh! I was on that street,’ or ‘I know that guy’s family,’ or whatever. It’s enough to make you identify [with] it.”
The show-maker Jim Reynolds believes that as the series addresses the issues of race, it is their inevitable responsibility to handle such a vital subject-matter, to enlighten the viewers and respect their struggles.
The Butler and Johnson families step ahead to help the victim, during which one of the protagonists, Calvin(Cedric) and Tina’s son Malcolm(Sheaun McKinney), put themselves to peril.
There was a time when the show-runners were considering addressing the global pandemic and incorporating the situations and difficulties to make it more real and relatable.
Cedric confirmed that the center of attention for the show’s central idea shifted once the nation witnessed the murder of George Floyd. Cedric added to the conversation, “At the time, it was ‘Do we address the pandemic? Do we talk about what everybody’s going through in quarantine?’ And then George Floyd happened, and it just felt like a more critical [conversation]. Our show is about white neighbors moving into a Black neighborhood, and how we have to learn and grow and come to understand each other. We felt like it was far more interesting to talk about systemic racism and policing.”
Official release date?
There is no official announcement made. Initially, the show was scheduled to be released in the fall of 2020. The authorities have not confirmed that the production has started or not; it seems like the pandemic may delay the works.